[Slightly OT] Setting up WinXP as webserver to test RunRev CGI
soapdog at mac.com
Sat Jul 10 19:02:41 CDT 2004
If you're into CGI scripting using Revolution take your time to look
revHTTPd project which is a simple webserver with tons of features
built with Rev. It's ideal for self contained apps and intranets. You
can see it running by pointing to http://home.soapdog.org:8082
LibCGI by Rodney and Monte, it's a very high level and usefull CGI lib
for those using Apache. You can see it at
CGI-Tool palette, it's a nice utilitie I wrote that will help you
install both MetaCard engine and LibCGI on a remote FTP account so that
you can use it for CGI. Will manage the instalation of your own stacks
as CGI too.. yes, Install a CGI on remote server from inside Rev IDE.
http://public.soapdog.org get it's cgitool.rev
the CGI Tutorial located at http://www.hyperactivesw.com/cgitutorial/
by Jacqueline Landman Gay is also a can't-live-without reading for
those fiddling with Rev for CGI.
I think thats all I could sum right now...
On Jul 10, 2004, at 6:02 PM, Dave Cragg wrote:
> At 7:31 am +0200 4/7/04, Terry Vogelaar (de Mare) wrote:
>> I have a Mac OS X machine set up to test my RunRev CGI scipts. It
>> was quite easy to set up the build in server and install the Darwin
>> engine on it, mainly thanks to the great tutorial made by Jacque.
>> For the website I cooperate with some WinXP users. Does this
>> platform have a build in webserver that can use an engine of RunRev
>> as a CGI? Or should I let them install Apache?
>> Any tips?
> Late reply, but it may be useful.
> You can install IIS on XP. I don't think it's installed by default but
> it's on the CD (on XP Pro at least).
> I've been running CGI scripts with IIS on XP for a long time with very
> few problems. I use an older Metacard engine (cmc.exe), but the Rev
> engine specifically for Windows CGI scripts should be fine. You can
> get it here:
> You can place the engine anywhere on the XP hard drive. You then just
> have to configure IIS to link the extension you use for the cgi
> scripts to the Rev cgi engine. (In my case, I use ".mt") You do this
> in the IIS administration utility. The general procedure is like this
> (probably useful to read the online docs for IIS configuration before
> -- In the IIS Admin Utility, create a virtual directory for placing
> your cgi scripts.
> -- In the Admin Utility, select the virtual directory and select
> properties (File menu or right click??)
> -- Set the Execute Permissions for this directory to "Scripts and
> -- Click the Configuration button (You will se a list of mappings
> between file extensions and executables)
> -- Click Add
> -- Enter the path to the executable (or use Browse) and the
> extension of your scripts (e.g. .mt). IMPORTANT After the executable
> path add " %s %s". For example, in my case the path is:
> F:\mc_cgi\cmc.exe %s %s
> Then you're basically done. Just put your cgi scripts in the Virtual
> folder, and that should be it.
> Two points:
> 1. The cgi scripts under IIS don't need the #! line that you use
> under Linux/OS X (but will cause no problem if present)
> 2. I've found it useful to add a short wait at the end of the startup
> handler, like this:
> on startup
> ## usual cgi stuff
> wait 20 milliseconds
> end startup
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